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Liberty and Drugs Explain: Explain the difference between moralism and paternalism . o Paternalism: When the government makes coercive laws for your own good o Moralism: if something is wrong then it should be illegal Explain why the irreversibility of some decisions might play a role in justifying some kinds of paternalism. o Taking highly addictive drugs might be under stressful conditions and by making irrational choices. Then because taking highly addictive drugs are irreversible So maybe restrictive laws would provide social insurance against making bad decisions in those cases, too. o Euthanasia . Do you understand these examples from class and what they were for? What was the relevance of the example of Odysseus and the Sirens? o Because it is irreversible when the boat is crashed, the Odysseus created a rule (paternalism) that prevented them from going to the island of Sirens The Experience Machine – what does it show? What does it suggest about drug use ? o Experience machine is about living life as a fantasy Virtual reality: you would be oblivious to the unreal life So why people would want to be drugged because it takes away their reality o Vanila Sky Do you understand the main theses and arguments from the reading and from class?
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  • Fall '07
  • Kwon
  • highly addictive drugs

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